OMAHA, NE – An 18-year-old has pleaded no contest in connection with a crash that killed a cement truck driver in Sarpy County last year, the Norfolk Daily News reports.
Garrett Bragg of Murdock was found guilty of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide after entering the plea on Thursday. The case stems from an accident on October 7, 2020 on Nebraska 370. Authorities said Bragg was driving a Chevy Equinox when he tried to make a left turn onto Wickersham Boulevard. 58-year-old Gregory Brennan of Omaha was driving a cement truck through the intersection and had a green light, while Bragg was turning at a flashing yellow light.
According to investigators, Brennan swerved to avoid a collision and clipped the back of Bragg’s car. The concrete truck overturned and Brennan was killed. Deputy Sarpy County Attorney Michael Mills said Brennan had taken “heroic” action to avoid a collision that likely would have killed Bragg.
Bragg is due back in court for sentencing on June 17, and faces a maximum of one year in prison.
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